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Is College Football Bad for Students?

With all the focus on college football playoffs, it is easy to get caught up in the hype surrounding schools with major football programs. They certainly do their best to draw attention. But is it for the right reasons? For parents and high school students that are focused on the quality of education – and […]

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What’s Wrong with Most College Rankings

Benjamin Franklin has been quoted as saying, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” And he was right, of course, except that maybe one more item could be included on his list: yearly college rankings. In this country, nothing is perhaps more certain that death, taxes, and the […]


Forbes Top 20 Rankings – Liberal Arts Schools Balance Out the Usual Ivy League Domination

When Forbes publishes its list of “America’s Top Colleges,” people everywhere scramble to find their alma-mater, current school, or prospective college. These rankings take into consideration factors such as student satisfaction, post-graduate success, student debt, and graduation rate. It is expected that the prestigious Ivy League Colleges would dominate the top of this list, as […]

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Pricing Strategies of Private Liberal Arts Colleges

Are you interested in pursuing a private liberal arts education, but are scared off by the high price tag? It’s true that most liberal arts colleges have high “sticker prices,” but you shouldn’t be scared off by this. The truth is, many liberal arts colleges offer hefty scholarships, grants and other financial aid that a […]

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What You Should Know About Student Debt

Student debt has grown exponentially in the last couple of decades to a point where many families are actively seeking options and alternatives to reduce their share of school loans. In 2012, 68 percent of all students graduating from four-year, not-for-profit public and private universities graduated with an average of $27,850 of debt per student. […]